Basketball: Grows together

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With new head coach Jennifer Mountain leading the helm, the women’s basketball team did well overall this season. They went 6-10 in conference and 11-14 overall but some players would not pick their record as a measure of success. Junior forward Sarah Curl noted that it took some time for her and her teammates to get used to playing with each other, but they found their rhythm, that would ultimately lead to wins.

Curl’s high performance statistics this season earned her a spot on the First Team All-Northwest Conference Women’s Basketball Team. She would average about 20 points per game and shot 72 percent in shots from the free throw line.

”I think our team is going to do even better with this new coaching style and having so many returners next year,” said Curl.

Sophomore Kiley Richards had a much better experience this year on the JV team compared to her freshman year. She decided to take a chance and play for Jennifer Mountain.

“This year she made a really feel apart of the program. She included us in everything, which was really nice,” Richards said.

When asked her thoughts Curl also said there was a much more hopeful atmosphere amongst the team.

Richards agreed saying, “There was a lot of encouragement from the varsity team. They would come to our games, when we had home games, and cheer us on during practices too.”

Curl and Richards will take their newly developed camaraderie into next season and continue to develop their rhythm as a team in hopes to increase their success on and off the court.


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